Research Fellow – Structural Biology
Job No.: 640446
Location: Clayton campus
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment
Remuneration: $104,185 - $123,720 pa Level B (plus 17% employer
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Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give
you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new
directions. You'll have access to quality research, infrastructure and
learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as
the grants you'll need to publish your work. We're a university full of
energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what's expected, expand
what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for a highly inspired and talented
post-doctoral researcher to join the Nucleic Acid Sensor Laboratory in the
Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University.
We are looking for a Level B Research Fellow to join our team and be part of a
cutting-edge Snow Medical-funded research program. As a Snow Medical-funded
Research Fellow, the successful candidate will be driving exciting projects as
part of an international team with access to state-of-the-art research
facilities in a collaborative and stimulating intellectual environment at
Who we are: The Knott Lab is a young, energetic, and multidisciplinary
research lab that discovers novel CRISPR systems and associated tools with the
goal to transform RNA biomedicine and biotechnology. We believe that the
revolutionary biotechnologies of the future are encoded within the genomes of
the microbial world. By understanding how these nucleic acid sensors work at a
molecular level, we are looking to harness them as programmable editing
machinery for biotechnology. From discovery to application, our team combines
metagenomics, bioinformatics, high-throughput screens, biochemistry,
structural biology, and engineering to develop the next generation of CRISPR-
based biotechnologies and beyond.
What we offer: Our team is generously supported by the Snow Medical Foundation
($8M) to drive a program of research that is at the cutting-edge of the
field. With this enabling support, successful applicants will have the job
security to pursue exciting questions, the support to think big, the time to
make transformative impacts, and dedicated professional development that
ensures they are well positioned for the next stage of their career. We want
to train the scientific leaders of tomorrow and are committed to creating a
diverse and inclusive research environment.
What we are looking for: We are looking for an enthusiastic, curious, and
collaborative structural biologist who is passionate about science. The
Research Fellow will have the opportunity to use their structural biology
skillset to explore CRISPR systems, reveal the functionality of novel immune
systems, and address fundamental questions around how nucleic acids are sensed
by bacteria during infection. In this capacity, the Research Fellow will carry
out independent and/or team research. The role has key responsibilities in
preparing research publications, presenting research findings at conferences,
and the everyday running of the laboratory. The Research Fellow will also
contribute to the supervision of students and research support staff,
administration, and general management of the laboratory – skills that will
enable an effective transition to independence.
We are excited to be building a collaborative team to push the frontiers of
CRISPR biotechnology and RNA biomedicine.
This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may
Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to
apply for Monash Jobs”.
We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and
linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people,
and people of all genders, sexualities and age groups.
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Gavin Knott -Snow Medical Fellow , NHMRC Investigator, +61 3 9905 4399
Research Fellow – Structural Biology
Sunday 25 September 2022, 11:55pm AEST
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